Mike is ranked by Chambers as a leading individual for matters involving the Indian market. Mike routinely acts for Indian companies and for companies doing business in India. Over the past 20 years, Mike has developed a wealth of experience and contacts that equip him perfectly to assist with any commercial matters involving the nation.
Acting for a number of Indian ship owners, traders and P&I clubs/insurers on matters concerning carriage of goods, contentious ship finance disputes and ship and offshore vessel construction.
Acting on disputes ranging from cargo claims and off-hire disputes to groundings and vessel fires.
Advising on contentious ship finance matters for leading ship finance banks in a wide array of disputes arising from both pre and post-delivery finance.
Advising a major European dry bulk operator in connection with a grounding of a laden bulk carrier off India. Work included real time assistance with casualty and management of all associated claims.
Mike is ranked by Chambers as a leading individual for matters involving the Korean market. Mike regularly represents Korean shipowners and has spent a great deal of time in Korea as a part of his work. Mike’s time in Korea includes many months on site in a major Korean shipyard where he gained first-hand experience of the industry.
Acting for some of the world's largest and most well-known shipowners on a wide range of disputes ranging from cargo and off-hire claims to groundings and vessel fires.
Representing leading ship finance banks in a wide array of disputes arising from both pre and post-delivery finance.
Advised a shipping company on their legal position concerning vessels which were redelivered early, resulting in a substantial claim for unpaid line and/or damages.
Advising a major Korean shipowner in substantial off-hire dispute with an oil major. Creative settlement resulted in increased business for client.
Advising a major Korean shipowner in relation to early multiple termination of charters by major business partner. Case involved multiple simultaneous arrests in multiple jurisdictions and resulted in a successful recovery for clients. The claim was valued at US$50 million.